Studies in Economic History

The Development of Railway Technology in East Asia in Comparative Perspective

Editors: Sawai, Minoru (Ed.)

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  • Presents a comparative and historical study of railway development in East Asia and between Asia and Europe
  • Provides a long-perspective study on the formation of technological  and managerial capabilities
  • Explains the international transfer of technological knowledge of railways and the transformation of technologies adapted to each region and country
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This is the first book to examine the process of railway development in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and China from historical and comparative perspectives. Moreover, it discusses and compares the East Asian experiences of railway development with cases in Germany, which was a mainstay of railway development in Europe.

 After the opening of Japan in the mid-nineteenth century, the country achieved import substitution of locomotives in half a century. This book explores the social capability of Meiji Japan to overtake the advanced countries in railway technology. Parallel with the expansion of the Japanese empire, a large team of engineers constructed and operated the colonial government railways of Taiwan and Korea and the South Manchuria Railway. The book clearly outlines the education and training of these engineers. The management capabilities of the colonial railways and South Manchuria Railway were transferred to the postwar period, and such expertise supported the economic development of each country and region. These dramatic East Asian experiences of railway development are compared with European cases, mainly German railways.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $109.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Development of Railway Technology in East Asia in Comparative Perspective
Editors
  • Minoru Sawai
Series Title
Studies in Economic History
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-4904-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-4904-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-4903-3
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-5261-4
Series ISSN
2364-1797
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 153
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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